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  • Sarah Jones' death calls attention to film crews' safety

    Sarah Jones' death calls attention to film crews' safety
    The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt. The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider,"...
  • Robert Altman retrospective at UCLA: He led the way to freedom

    Robert Altman retrospective at UCLA: He led the way to freedom
    Robert Altman's films were audacious. He expanded the boundaries of genres. He gave his actors freedom to improvise and over the years created a stock company of stars. Along the way, he often polarized critics and audiences — and drove studio heads...
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • Annapolis Film Festival building on local and family bonds

    Annapolis Film Festival building on local and family bonds
    For documentary filmmakers and Annapolis residents Patti White and Lee Anderson, establishing a film festival in their hometown wasn't a labor of love. It was a no-brainer. White and Anderson, business partners since 1990 when they founded an Annapolis-...
  • 50 bags of heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment: reports

    50 bags of heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment: reports
    Philip Seymour Hoffman’s New York apartment contained approximately 50 bags of heroin at the time of his death on Sunday, according to multiple media reports. Investigators also found used syringes and prescription drugs in the home of the 46-year-...
  • 'Captain America's' Chris Evans Says He's Ready to Leave Acting Behind

    There's no escaping Captain America -- especially for the actor behind the blue mask. That's not just a career assessment. It's a physical reality. To gear up as the iconic Marvel superhero, Chris Evans, the star of the upcoming "Captain America: The...
  • 'Taking Off' is bonkers, but what a debut for Milos Forman

    'Taking Off' is bonkers, but what a debut for Milos Forman
    "Taking Off" is barely a footnote in the renowned career of Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, who won the Oscar for 1975's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" as well as 1984's "Amadeus." But his first American film? A small-scale 1971 comedy starring Buck...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (March 24-28, 2014)

    Noah (Paramount) Having made movies about obsessive characters looking for God -- or something like Him -- in the numerology of the Kabbalah ("Pi"), at the end of a heroin needle ("Requiem for a Dream"), and in the outer reaches of the galaxy ("The...
  • Exclusive: 'La La Land' is musical follow-up for 'Whiplash' filmmaker

    Exclusive: 'La La Land' is musical follow-up for 'Whiplash' filmmaker
    Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” was the toast of this year's Sundance Film Festival, sweeping top prizes that set it up for a potentially nifty commercial and awards run when it hits theaters later this year. Now its writer-director,...
  • Buenos Aires Indie Fest Showcases New Argentine Talent

    The Buenos Aires Intl. Independent Film Festival -- Bafici -- marks South America's biggest indie arthouse movie meet, and a springboard for new Argentine film talent. The 2014 edition, which runs April 2-13, boasts 450 titles, and looks to improve...
  • Buenos Aires Festival Opens Path for Local Talent

    In Latin America, the combination of muscular government funding, the boom in pay TV households and ironically, lack of stars, is pushing regional filmmakers to try more genres and create original visions. Indeed, Latinos have directed five of the No. 1...